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High Winds and Falling Temps Through Saturday Morning in New England

Thanks to low pressure to our north, winds will be gusting up to 40 mph in some areas of the region around sunset

What to Know

  • New England will experience high wind and falling temps, so you're going to want to grab a jacket.
  • Plenty of sunshine this weekend with temps in the low 30s Friday afternoon.
  • A dusting is possible early Monday.

Most of the overnight downpours and fog are moving right out Friday morning. We are briefly in the warm sector with temperatures jumping to the 50s in southeastern New England for a few hours as the sun breaks through around lunchtime.

Powerful low pressure well to our north whips a cold front through Friday afternoon. With that, the temperature will start to fall dramatically and the wind will increase from the west gusting past 40 mph around sunset.

A massive area of strong high pressure is going to establish itself from northwestern Canada to the southeastern United States the next 48 hours. As that high-pressure moves in, New England will experience high wind and falling temperatures through tomorrow morning.

We get plenty of sunshine this weekend, with temperatures starting off in the single numbers in the teens north, to low 20s south Saturday morning. We'll be warming to the 20s and low 30s in the afternoon.

Similar weather will be on Sunday, but with less wind. A weak trough of low pressure bisecting the massive high-pressure system may bring a brief period of light snow late Sunday early Monday, with a dusting possible.

Colder wind returns once again, with sunshine, later Monday and Monday night. Tuesday looks cold and dry with a high temperature in the teens and 20s. A more significant storm system is likely to arrive on Wednesday.

With cold air in place, we all should get at least a little bit of snow. It looks like it may be an extended period of snow for central and northern New England and a wintry mix south. That will be followed by new cold Wednesday afternoon and the possibility of another significant storm next weekend. Stay informed with our first alert ten-day forecast.

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